Great post on April 3 about whether a double standard is applied if guys experiment sexually vs. when gals do.
Here's my gay point of view:
When girls bump it up with each other on Girls Gone Wild, dance suggestively, touch each other's hair, no one thinks it's a defining moment. Specific to Girls Gone Wild, it's for the attention. They know it's being filmed. In the real world, I don't know if there is any scientific evidence, but based on women I know it's not all that uncommon for them to experiment sexually a few times with another woman then come back to the straight nest.
But, if a guy has a sexual fling with another guy, it's just a matter of time before he's gay all the way. If I heard of a guy who decided to have an evening of man-on-man sex "just to see what it was like," I'd be counting the days until he was gay. It just doesn't happen. Okay, I know there are guys who are truly bisexual, but that's a really small number. Experimenting sexually with each other is not something straight men do. The only experimenting is the reverse -- when gay men have sex or emotional relationships with women. They are either hoping against hope or making a last check before they give in to being gay.
I'd love a TV show with a bunch of young guys rubbing shirtless chest, grinding crotches, and flossing each others teeth. Love it. But, I don't expect it would have the real in reality.
Double standard that guys don't get to experiment? Yes. But, I don't think that men's sexuality works that way.
Readers: Let Straight Guy and me know about sexual experimentation. Leave us a comment.